Affected simplicity is one thing that has eaten deep into
entertainment industries in globe. Folk art is meant to be both poetic and
professional. But we see things going down these days unlike in those golden
ages of genius, creativity and exploration. The caliber of musicians we see
these days are watering things down for futurity and standardization. They are
much too folksy (ordinary) for professional liking.
Our local artists in Africa particularly are not
professionals. They went into entertainment big time only to display their
wealth of ignorance in illusion, singing what they do not really know.
Everything has become too ordinary as if music is no longer a profession.
so-call big time musicians in Africa are really making waves. But their waves
are usually contaminated and crude. You hardly see a musician who knows his
onions these days particularly here in Nigeria. We hear them everywhere singing
downright trashes in place of folk songs.
Reports from things like musical concerts, TV Oprals and
musical shows in Nigeria reveal that many among big time musicians are
purblind. They are not mentally sound. Some of their works are good, and they
are really making waves globally. But it is quite conspicuous that their mind
sets and knowledge concerning music are still at peripheral.
They lack deep
understanding in things that have to do with music, and majority is not
grounded in the field. Many entered into entertainment just like that. They see
music as easy way to make name and money, and greater number of them does not
seem to consider the important roles of sound education as it concerns prestige
and literary rewards.
Everybody knows that big timers are mostly respected when
they know their onions. Those who display their talents out of ignorance are
esteemed very low by the wise in modern society. The world is advancing rapidly
and mediocrities are not given any regard or honor in highly civilized
countries. What we are seeing these days as products of benightedness will not
continue to gain upper hand in entertainment industries of Africa.
changing for better, and before long, mediocrities will all be reduced to
nothing. They will continue to go down in decadence especially here in Nigeria
if they refuse or fail to make positive u-turn from downhill to uphill. Our
entertainment industry is climbing high in advancement. Nollywood is going up the
ladder and forums like Practicing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) are
no longer managed by fools.
Activities of PMAN these days are changing for good.
Standard measure is being taken by the management to eradicate affected
simplicity in both music and entertainment at large. Things are changing
positively. Nigeria is advancing and big time mediocrities in our show biz are
going down with their downright trashes.
Time is coming when majority of people
in Africa will become mentally brushed. Their mentalities will change for good
and enlightenment will caused their mental senses (inner eyes of mind) to open
in genuineness. Days like this are imminent in Africa, goodly civilize days
when souls will no longer have interest in crude musicians and their downright
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